10 Best Lightweight Men's Running Shoes

Updated on: July 2021

Best Lightweight Men's Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Electric Blue/Sheet Rock

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Electric Blue/Sheet Rock
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
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adidas Men's Lite Racer RBN Sneaker, Black/Black/Grey, 12 M US

adidas Men's Lite Racer RBN Sneaker, Black/Black/Grey, 12 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Regular fit
  • Lace closure
  • Textile upper
  • Combined Cloudfoam midsole and outsole

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
  • Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability
  • Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot
  • EVA sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort
  • Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam Hierro V5 Trail Running Shoe, Varsity Gold/Neo Classic Blue, 10.5 M US

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam Hierro V5 Trail Running Shoe, Varsity Gold/Neo Classic Blue, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 185 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8 mm drop are approximate
  • Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride
  • Synthetic upper
  • Vibram outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.

New Balance Men's 520 V5 Running Shoe, Castlerock/Energy Red, 10.5 XW US

New Balance Men's 520 V5 Running Shoe, Castlerock/Energy Red, 10.5 XW US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Injection Molded EVA
  • Data Inspired Upper Design
  • Rubber Outsole
  • NB Response 1.0 Performance Insert
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper with Comfort Collar

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Phantom/Mid Grey, 11 4E US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Phantom/Mid Grey, 11 4E US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Granite/Peacoat/Peach - B - 8.0

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Granite/Peacoat/Peach - B - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 11M, Midnight/Grey Floss

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 11M, Midnight/Grey Floss
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FluidRide Midsole - ASICS FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 13W, Midnight/Grey Floss

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 13W, Midnight/Grey Floss
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.

Researchers Develop Vibrating Armband to Develop Muscle Memory

Researchers have developed a vibrating arm band that allows the wear to develop muscle memory from more proficient athletes.

Whenever we learn to do anything, from driving a car to throwing a ball to balancing as we walk, our brains and muscles work together to produce just the right combination to allow us to first improve what it is we're trying to do, and then to maintain that ability on into the future. But what is good in one sense, is not so much in another. In order to get really good at something, say, playing tennis, a person has to do a lot of repetitive work to get that muscle memory developed and not everyone is willing to expend such effort. Now it appears that very soon, people won't have to. All it will take is strapping on an arm band, Mail Online reports is called the vibrating Ghost Glove and letting it do all the muscle training while we attend to other business. The Telegraph says the new glove could conceivably someday teach ordinary people to play a sport as well as the pros, all with very minimal effort.

The Ghost Glove has been developed by a team of physiotherapists and engineers at Imperial College in London, though it was originally designed to help those with muscle problems recover. The idea, Online says is to record how muscles operate when exercised by someone that knows what they're doing, say Michael Phelps, or Roger Federer and then to use vibrations to incite muscle memory in someone that does not.

Of course it's not as easy as all that, the Register explains, because the person wearing the Ghost still has to be an active participant in the whole process. They say that it should be imagined as a teaching aid, rather than as a substitute for actual work. To learn using the Ghost, they say, a person would download the recorded muscle movements of a star tennis or basketball player, strap on the Ghost, then hit the courts themselves. The Ghost uses vibrations to let the wearer know when they are moving in the right and wrong ways, subtly guiding them to move in the right ways more and more often. Still, that's a lot better than simply watching the pros on television, or spending a lot of money for a coach that hopefully knows how to convey such information.

The team notes that that the Ghost can also do what they originally envisioned, and that's help people with muscle damage recover faster, and that they say, is its own best reward.

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